John Clanchy


Author John Clanchy was born in Melbourne but moved to Canberra in 1975 to take up a teaching position at the Australian National University. He has written many books on academic writing, and on methods of teaching and learning in cross-cultural contexts.John has published five novels but is best known for his long stories, the latest collection of which Vincenzo’s Garden won a total seven awards, including the ACT Book of the Year and the Steele Rudd Award (Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards), both in 2006. His short stories have won major prizes in Europe, the US and New Zealand as well as Australia, and his work has been translated into a number of European languages. His latest collection Her Father’s Daughter will appear in August 2008.

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Major Partners and Sponsors

  • Australian National University
  • The Street Theatre
  • Molonglo Group
  • Mundango Charitable Trust
  • Canberra Grammar School
  • Coordinate Agency